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Clayton J. "Fudd" Rutan

Clayton J. "Fudd" Rutan, 36, of Willet, NY, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2011, while surrounded by his family, at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, after a valiant and courageous battle with leukemia.

Fudd was born in Cortland, NY on May 12, 1975, a son of the late Ronald Rutan, Jr. and Barbara Rutan Maroney. A lifelong resident of the area, he was a graduate of Cincinnatus Central School. He attended the Berean Bible Church, Greene, and was employed as a bridge builder with Vector Construction, Cicero, for several years. Fudd had many passions in life, including hunting and his hobby farm, where he raised everything from goats to peacocks, but most important to him was his children and best friend of 17 years, Jess. A loving husband, father, and son, he will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Jessica Rutan, of Willet; and his children, Damian John and Deslinn Jo, both at home. He also leaves behind his mother and stepfather, Barbara and John Maroney of Willet; a brother, Lee (Melissa) Rutan of Willet; sisters, Linette (Charles) Parks of McGraw and Hanna (John) Nate of Willet; stepsisters, Lisa (David) Houck of Virgil and Denise (Dennis) Hollenbeck of Cortland; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Linda Gardner and Mark Brown of Willet; a brother-in-law, James (Rebecca) Gardner of Willet; sister-in-law, Desi (Cole) Stafford of Willet; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

He was predeceased by his father, Ronald Rutan, Jr., on January 15, 1988.

Funeral services will be held at the Berean Bible Church, 109 Co. Rd. 2, Greene, NY on Saturday, September 10, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Charles Reppard officiating. Burial will be in Taylor Rural Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY on Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. It is the wish of the family that people dress comfortably or wear their Fudd tee-shirt or an orange tee-shirt for leukemia awareness. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Clayton Rutan may be directed to Hope Lodge, 197 Summer Street, Buffalo, NY 14222.

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So sorry to hear this.We seem to lose the best ones in life way to early.

George Odom Dec 31 2016 12:00 AM

Fudd..... You are already missed..... I'am so sorry that you had to leave us so soon and that you had to go through all of that pain.... Rest in peace my friend..... And this isn't goodbye because I know we will meet again....

Michelle Cornell Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families and friends touched by this loss. Fudd will be sorely missed and thought of often!!!!

Don & Toni Warner Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

To Jess & family
At times like these words seem inadequate. Please know many care and are praying with and for you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you and comfort you all.

Phil & Becky Totman Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

So for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. He will truly missed.

The DellaMonica's Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

What a valiant fight Fudd put up to be with his family! And not only Fudd, but you, too, Jess! You and his love for you and his family are the reason he kept trying to beat the disease. May God grant you peace.

Blanche Gilbert Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Dear Jessica and Family,
I wanted to write and tell you that my heart was saddened when I heard of your loss of Fudd. I know you've been such a a loving and caring family during his illness, and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Judi Wesser Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to Jess and the Children and the whole Rutan family!

Jessica Hurlburt Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

There are no words that can express the sorrow We all love him dearly.He was one of a kind!A special hard working fighting Man!!Who Loved his family dearly.My children looked up to him and Fudd was always around to entertain them :) especially Kyle, and I am glad he was there to teach him the appreciation of animals {Especially goats}to raise them and take care of them .He looked up to Fudd and who could ask for a better role model.We all appreciate the memories he gave and will be with us <3 Forever Fudd <3

Denise Eaton Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

We are truely sorry for you loss. Thoughts and prayers! Fudd put up an AMAZING and STRONG fight!! He will be missed by so many but NEVER forgotten!!!

Michael & Christina Rice Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

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